Our climate is changing. Presently, climate change is considered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be the greatest threat to global health of the 21st century. Victoria is already seeing direct and indirect health and wellbeing impacts associated with events such as floods, fires and heatwaves, which are occurring with greater frequency and intensity due to climate change.
Hosted by EPA’s Acting Chief Environmental Scientist Dr Carolyn Brumley, join our guest speakers Matthew Riley and Dr Angie Bone as they discuss:
- Major drivers of climate change.
- Changes in our climate and atmospheric environment.
- Actions being taken to reduce current and future climate related risks to health.
- Industry innovation and developments working towards net-zero emissions.
- The role we all play in protecting and improving the health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and environment.
Matthew Riley, Director, Climate and Atmospheric Science, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, NSW
Matthew Riley is the Director of Climate and Atmospheric Science at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Matthew has delivered multi-million dollar programs in climate change impacts and adaptation, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and energy and energy efficiency policy that have led to significant benefits for NSW. He leads a team of skilled climate and atmospheric researchers, technicians, programmers and data analysts that study and observe our climate, urban air quality and meteorology, greenhouse gas emissions and energy systems. His group manages the largest and most comprehensive air quality monitoring network in Australia, delivers regional climate modelling for the NSW, ACT and SA governments and models pathways for NSW to achieve its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. He is the current Chair of the National Air Technical Advisory Group, Chair of the Cross-Jurisdictional Community of Practice on Climate Science, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and is on the advisory boards of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate Extremes and the National Environmental Science Program’s Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub.
Dr Angie Bone, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment), Department of Health, VIC
Dr Angie Bone is the Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment) and provides expert clinical and scientific advice and leadership on environmental public health issues. She supports the Chief Health Officer and staff within the Health Protection Branch. Dr Angie Bone has extensive experience and clinical expertise in public health. She is a medical doctor with experience in health protection related to environmental hazards and infectious diseases in the UK and a number of other countries. Dr Bone has a keen interest in the social and environmental determinants of health, particularly climate change extreme weather events, housing and urban planning, and infectious diseases. Dr Bone is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Exeter (UK). She holds numerous qualifications in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Reviewed 3 May 2021